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head and star as is on the "damage done" single( the one Alan Vega once wore on stage)

alice cover

temple of love cover

black october tour shirt

first and last cover (backprint??)


in an early m*****n(at that time sisterhood)interview there s a mention about a "trans europe excess" shirt.

anything else i m missing here?
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i got a body and soul t shirt, don't know if it's official
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Silence is platinum wrote:black october tour shirt
If I remember rightly this was available in White print on black and Black print on white. Can anyone confirm this?

I have the white on black version, but it's faded to grey now... :( and has no sleeves :oops:
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all the old single sleeves are available UNOFFICIALLY

i myself have at one time or another owned:

alice
body electric
body & soul
falaa (front artwork)
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strangely, i never that early MR one :?

i've no idea what is actually around OFFICIALLY though

the only legit ones from that period i've ever come across are the original MR logo tee and the black october tour tee.

not much use there, sorry :?
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Always assumed that one was official.
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limur wrote:
Silence is platinum wrote:black october tour shirt
If I remember rightly this was available in White print on black and Black print on white. Can anyone confirm this?
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Quiff Boy wrote:all the old single sleeves are available UNOFFICIALLY
the reptile house released alice/tol/r.h. at the time of some girls. r.h. is a very nice t-shirt

b.e. was a run of 25, very rare :lol: :lol:

b & s, agreed, as far as i know, no offical release...but lots of bootleg variants...at one stage i had five b & s, of different stlyes
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There's an official Royal Albert Hall shirt that looks exactly like the FALAA cover but where it usually says FALAA, it says Royal Albert Hall (have to check at home to be sure, might say somehing else, too?).

Good thread, I've wondered this myself, especially about early tour-specific shirts. There was an Armageddon shirt from the 1985 USA tour, but I don't think it was official, especially in retrospect. It was black and said the band's name and then "Armageddon 1985" under it, with the half-moon logo in between, all gfx in white. Anyone else seen it or have it?

And yes, the Black Octobers came in white on black and the reverse.
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[quote="bismarck"]There's an official Royal Albert Hall shirt that looks exactly like the FALAA cover but where it usually says FALAA, it says Royal Albert Hall (have to check at home to be sure, might say somehing else, too?).

you re right, i ve seen this one once on ebay


so now were down to

head and star(damage done style)
body electric
black october tour
tune in turn on burn out(i remember this mentioned in m.m interview also )
head and star (the one Craig is wearing on the cover of "enter the sisters 2cd" from the family tree box set???)
royal albert hall-first and last design


any info on the armageddon shirt Bismark is mentioning, and the trans europe excess shirt?
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mh wrote:Sisters - Tune In Turn On Burn Out

Always assumed that one was official.
Yep, it was.
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Quiff Boy wrote: strangely, i never that early MR one :?

:?

Mick Mercer had this photo on sale a few weeks ago on ebay.
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Back in the day, I remember seeing 3 versions of the head and star shirt.
One with M and R either side of the head, one with 19 and 84 and one with 19 and 85 on either side.
Mine was an old, grey amputee before it finally met it's proverbial maker.
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bismarck wrote:There's an official Royal Albert Hall shirt that looks exactly like the FALAA cover but where it usually says FALAA, it says Royal Albert Hall (have to check at home to be sure, might say somehing else, too?).
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bismarck wrote:There's an official Royal Albert Hall shirt that looks exactly like the FALAA cover but where it usually says FALAA, it says Royal Albert Hall (have to check at home to be sure, might say somehing else, too?).
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Quiff Boy wrote: strangely, i never that early MR one :?

:?

Mick Mercer had this photo on sale a few weeks ago on ebay.
and probably are boys are wearing it here as well

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I remember the head/star logo shirts, saw versions with 1983/84 and 85.
Also remember my mate being really pissed off because the Albert hall shirt being on sale in HMV a short while after. Though his version had a small 'walkaway' logo on the sleeve.
There were also the combat shirts with the Walkaway logo above the front pocket and The sisters of mercy across the back.
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OMG!
A big thank you to Dozmeister for reminding me to dig out my old Hunters Club 12"s soon.
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Oh! I saved that Ebay photo, for once, because it was quite funny.

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If I remember, the person who sold it was doing it for her father... and she also had a few unique photos of Eldritch/The Sisters.
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I owned:
Body electric - one of the orig 25, 2nd hand sometime around 83/84
MR logo with 1984 next to it - possibly bought on the tour before Black October
Black October - black with white print - bought at gig
FALAA - bought at gig
tune in turn on burn out - bought at gig
Royal Albert hall - bought at gig
Black combat shirt with the Black October thingy printed in white - bought at gig (got a set of three badges from the gig too)

All official & all gone apart from a very knackered black MR 1984 one.
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biggy wrote:I owned
where are they now?
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ormfdmrush wrote:
biggy wrote:I owned
where are they now?
thrown out, lost and given away.

I still have the 1984 shirt. The sleeves and collar are no more and the print is faded.
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biggy wrote: I still have the 1984 shirt. The sleeves and collar are no more and the print is faded.
i've still got my 1984 shirt...somehow i don't think i'd get into it now. :innocent: (i actually bought it from an army surplus shop in 1985 for £2 -a whole weeks pocket money. :lol: )
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biggy wrote:
ormfdmrush wrote:
biggy wrote:I owned
where are they now?
thrown out, lost and given away.

I still have the 1984 shirt. The sleeves and collar are no more and the print is faded.
ah, you could send them to me :innocent:
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the tune in turn on burn out was still avaliable in the mid eighties, got mine in a record shop in Birmingham.
any value in old shirts?
got a few of the reptile house shirts from the early nineties and tours from then: NEC 92, Overbombing, Roadkill 96, Event Horizon 98, Trip the Light Fantastic 2000, Euphoria 2001, Germany 2004 etc
would what they worth?
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